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Cut heat demand by 40%

A one-step approach to net zero energy homes
Cut heat demand by 40%


The UK could significantly cut consumer energy bills and reduce its carbon emissions and gas demand using the Dutch ‘Energiesprong’ (energy leap) approach to retrofitting homes, according to our new report. 

Reinventing retrofit: how to scale up home energy efficiency in the UK 
Press release

New routes to land decarbonisation

How cutting carbon could provide new income for farmers
New routes to land decarbonisation
Our new report outlines how the Natural Infrastructure Scheme (NIS) concept, developed with the National Trust, could be used to achieve land based carbon reductions via funding from carbon credits. It would not only contribute to meeting UK carbon targets but also provide a source of top up funding to make marginal schemes more viable.  

New routes to decarbonise land use with Natural Infrastructure Schemes
Press release 

Nearly half of aluminium packaging still isn't recycled

Four steps towards achieving 100% recycling
Nearly half of aluminium packaging still isn't recycled
Despite being the most valuable recyclable material householders commonly throw away, nearly half of aluminium packaging still isn’t being recycled. As Michael Gove overhauls England’s recycling system, the public focus has mainly been on plastic, but our new report shows that reforms could also make sure nearly all waste aluminium packaging is recovered.

Closing the loop: four steps towards 100% aluminium recycling 
Press release 

Is community energy on the edge of a new era?

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Is community energy on the edge of a new era?
On Sunday 31 March the government is ending feed-in tariffs for small scale renewables. Local groups running small scale solar and wind energy projects will no longer be paid for the electricity they supply to the grid, requiring them to provide it instead for free. 

What do these changes mean for the development and direction of community energy for the next ten years? How can we ensure that the future energy system is fair? 

Listen to our podcast to find out more


 

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